**Perfect timing for this as Talbots now has 30% off for their Friends & Family event until 11/17.

I made my way to Talbots last weekend to return the Curvy Duopioni Ankle Pants in Candy Apple. I assessed my party-wear and it just didn’t make the cut. The Black were a better choice to keep. That’s not to say I won’t reconsider if they go on sale. MamaBella found her pants this Summer on a very deep discount, less than $40 I think. Since I was there I tried on a few things that caught my eye.

Bunny Sweater, Medium Petite – This cute little Bunny Sweater will be good until Easter. I liked the fit of the Petite as the sleeves were just right and the length was not too long.

Buffalo Plaid Skirt, 8 Petite – I love the colors of this skirt. The Cobalt Blue mixes well with the grays and black. 8 Petite is definitely my Talbots size for bottoms.

Houndstooth Pencil Skirt, 8 Petite (on sale) – I really really liked this Houndstooth skirt. I’m so used to seeing Black/White in this pattern and love the Brown and Camel mix instead.

Plaid A-Line Skirt, 8 Petite (on sale) – This A-Line skirt only had a slight A-Line shape. I originally thought it was a pencil skirt. Loving the brown tones in this skirt.

Plaid Pencil Skirt, 8 Petite – The teal was very vibrant in this skirt but the 8 Petite was really tight in the hips. It seems like it might have been mis-sized. I don’t have a need for any of these skirts but they were great to try on and confirm my size at Talbots. 

Medallion Matelasse’ Skirt, 8 Petite – I saw this skirt in the regular section and went back to the Petites to find it. It’s so beautiful and a perfect fit. I will have this hemmed about an inch or to and then it will be perfect.


Castle Plaid Puffer Vest, Medium Petite – This vest immediately caught my eye as I walked in the store. I knew I wouldn’t be leaving without it. I love that the Princess seams give an illusion of curves instead of a straight boxy look.

What do you think of these items from Talbots? Have you been shopping there lately? 


  1. November 14, 2013 / 2:28 pm

    I love Talbots….especially their pants and skirts…they have a variety of sizes and can give a great fit! Here I really like the houndstooth skirt! Good job…

  2. November 14, 2013 / 8:40 pm

    Love that vest and bunny! May have to rediscover it

  3. November 14, 2013 / 9:12 pm

    I don't really shop at Talbots (minus some shoes here or there), but you make me want to try on some of the skirts. I'm not big on plaid but that buffalo plaid skirt is a thumbs up. I can't resist cobalt blue and you are right that it mixes well with the black and gray.

  4. November 15, 2013 / 1:19 am

    OMG, Bella! I hope you bought everything, especially the first 5 items. Talbots has been earning some of my cash lately. So so cute, and it is giving me the quality Anthropologie has left behind. Love that Cobalt/black/gray skirt!

  5. November 15, 2013 / 1:54 am

    I usually shop for dresses as they are longer in length with great quality….the bunny sweater is very cute!